Auction 127 "A matter of identity" -Ethnic jewelry and garb 1820-1920. Most of them are from the Ruthi Ofer collection (Yuli Ofer widow)
Jul 25, 2021
Ibn Gabirol St 71, Tel Aviv-Yafo, floor -2, row 15 (in the paring) Israel

The catalog in front of us includes very important ethnic items, Islamic and Jewish. A very important collection of Palestinian adornments, as well as many Ottoman and Turkmen items.


The items have been carefully selected and come from dozens of collections from all over Israel. Among them is a collection of Ruthi Ofer that was left to her about 20 years ago by her late husband, Yuli Ofer. The collection was displayed at her home until recently. Her collection consists of Islamic and Jewish jewelry with a clear emphasis on Yemenite goldsmithing and Bukhara crafts.


There are many incredibly rare items that do not often come up for auction. The items in the catalog can be used as jewelry and ornaments for women or men. Some are better suited for display as part of private or commercial design, and others will go to public or private museums around the world. Many of the items are in museum quality, with similar items on display in leading museums around the world, such as the Metropolitan Museum in the United States, the Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow, the Islamic Museum in Jerusalem, the Israel Museum, and the Beit Hatfutsot Museum.

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LOT 29:

A large and impressive head and dorsal silver ornament - Turkestan - 1900


Start price:
$ 500
Estimated price:
$800 - $1,200
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A large and impressive head and dorsal silver ornament - Turkestan - 1900
In center and on the sides 3 gilt elements in organic design inset with red glass. The central part is composed of 2 rows of elongated silver links embossed in an organic motif. In between 5 elongated links and 4 organic shaped links, gilt and inset with carnelian cabochon. the bottom row is decorated with lozenge-shaped pendants.
On each side a temple pendant composed of 3 gilt and organic shaped links inset with red glass and decorated with silver strands ending with a silver bell or pendant embossed in organic motif.
silver is cut, embossed and soldered
weight: 870 gram
dimensions: 64*33 cm